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Lady Tigers Meet Virginia Monday

Jan. 13, 2001

CLEMSON vs. VIRGINIA January 15, 2001 CLEMSON LADY TIGERS RECORD: 12-4 Overall, 3-2 in the ACC Ranked 16th by the Associated Press, 19th by USA Today

UPCOMING ACTION Jan. 15 (Mon.) at Virginia 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 (Thurs.) at Georgia Tech 7:30 p.m.

CLEMSON’S RECORD–Clemson is 12-4 overall this season. The Lady Tigers have won 11 of their last 13 games. The Lady Tigers are 7-1 at home this season.

CLEMSON WINS OVER WAKE FOREST–Chrissy Floyd scored 17 points, had four assists and five steals and Erin Batth had a double-double for the seventh time this year, leading #16 Clemson to a 67-45 victory over Wake Forest Thursday, January 11, at Littlejohn Coliseum. The win improved Clemson to 12-4 overall, 3-2 in the ACC, while Wake Forest fell to 8-7 overall, 1-4 in the ACC.

Floyd hit on 6-14 shots from the field in leading the Tigers in scoring for the seventh straight game. Batth added 10 points, 10 rebounds and three steals in just 24 minutes of time. Marci Glenney was a third Lady Tiger in double figures with 11. Julie Aderhold, who started the contest, added nine, while starting point guard Krystal Scott added eight.

Wake Forest was led by Heather Miller and Olivia Dardy, who both scored 12 points each off the bench. Wake Forest starters combined for just 14 points the entire night and shot 5-17 from the field.

Clemson’s defense had a lot to do with the victory, as the Lady Tigers forced 25 turnovers, 16 off Clemson steals. Wake Forest connected on just 32 percent of its field goals, including just 2-11 three-point goals. Clemson made 45 percent from the field and 76 percent from the line.

Clemson jumped out to a 15-3 lead in the first five minutes of the game thanks to a stiff defense. Wake Forest committed turnovers on its first five possessions and got just two shots in the first five minutes of play.

Clemson held a 28-11 lead when Wake Forest went on an 8-2 run to close the half. Clemson led by just 36-29 at the 17-minute mark of the second half. Clemson’s defense took over the game again, holding Wake Forest to but two points over the next 7:14. Clemson’s 13-2 run brought Clemson to a 49-31 lead. Erin Batth scored four points during the stretch that put the game out of reach. Wake Forest never got closer than17 points the rest of the night. Clemson’s largest lead was the final score.

“Our full court pressure defense was the key to the game,” said Head Coach Erin Batth was outstanding on the defensive end. She played under control tonight and that was a key for us.”

NORTH CAROLINA DEFEATS CLEMSON–Juana Brown scored 20 points, including each of the last six for North Carolina, leading the Tar Heels to a 71-70 victory over 16th ranked Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum, Monday, January 8. It was the fourth straight game between the two teams that was decided by four points or less. North Carolina improved to 8-5 overall, 2-2 in the ACC. Clemson fell to 11-4 overall, 2-2 in the ACC.

Clemson was coming off a victory at 16th ranked NC State on Friday and had already earned three wins over top 20 teams. North Carolina had lost two in a row, including 73-71 at Wake Forest in its most recent game.

Brown led North Carolina in scoring with 20 points, while LaQuanda Barksdale, the ACC’s top scorer and rebounder, had 19 points and 15 rebounds. Clemson was led by Chrissy Floyd, who tallied 24 points.

The talented sophomore made 11-18 shots from the field and had three steals. Backcourt mate Erin Batth had 14 points and 13 rebounds, her sixth double-double of the season, but Clemson’s senior made just 4-17 from the field, including just 1-8 in the second half.

The two teams battled on even terms for the first 14 minutes, as the two teams split the first 40 points of the game. Clemson then took a 30-21 lead, as North Carolina was whistled for offensive fouls on three straight possessions. Clemson held a 30-21 lead after Julie Aderhold nailed a three-point shot.

But, North Carolina battled back to tie the game at 30 behind three consecutive three-point goals by Juana Brown over the last three minutes of the half. The score was tied at 32 at halftime.

North Carolina jumped out to a 51-39 lead at the 13:30 mark of the second half. Barksdale scored eight points in a 19-6 run to open the half.

But, Clemson used a timely defense and the scoring of Scott to get back in the game. Clemson tied the game at 59-59 with six minutes left on a free throw by Maggie Slosser.

The two teams battled on just about even terms the remainder of the game. The Tigers took a 67-65 lead with a minute left on a banking field goal by Floyd from the right side. But, Brown stole the ball at midcourt and drove and scored to tie at the 1:14 mark, then hit the lead field goal on a secondary break jumper with just 19 seconds left. Clemson failed to score a tying basket, then Brown’s two free throws clinched the victory for North Carolina. Her two free throws with four seconds remaining gave North Carolina a four-point margin. Floyd hit a three-pointer with less than a second remaining to make the final count 71-70.

Clemson forced nine more turnovers than it committed, but lost the game. North Carolina won the game on the glass, outrebounding Clemson 49-32.

The Series– This will be the 50th meeting between Clemson and Virginia on the basketball court. Virginia leads the overall series 28-21. In the last 12 games, the series is tied 6-6. However, Virginia has won five games in a row. Last year in Charlottesville, the Cavaliers defeated Clemson 77-74 in double overtime. At Clemson, Virginia defeated the Lady Tigers 72-63.

HEAD COACH JIM DAVIS REACHES 300 CAREER WINS WITH VICTORY OVER SOUTH CAROLINA–Head Coach Jim Davis has a 290-132 record at Clemson as he is in his 14th season. During his NCAA Division I career, he has a 309-140 record. Davis spent one season, 1986-87, at Middle Tennessee State and compiled a 19-8 record with the Lady Raiders that season. Davis won his 300th career win with a 56-43 win over South Carolina on November 29.

DAVIS IS THE FIFTH WINNINGEST COACH IN ACC HISTORY-Head Coach Jim Davis is the fifth all-time winningest coach in the history of the ACC with 290 victories. He is also fourth for most victories in ACC games with 124. He is the fourth all-time winningest coach in the ACC by percentage (.686), and he has the third best winning percentage in the ACC Tournament with a .643 figure (18-10).

JIM DAVIS’ NON-CONFERENCE RECORD–Head Coach Jim Davis has a cumulative 153-44 record vs. non-conference teams during his Clemson career.

CLEMSON VS. RANKED TEAMS–Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis has defeated 47 top 25 teams since his arrival at Clemson in the 1987-88 season. This season the Lady Tigers defeated third-ranked Duke on December 9, and ninth-ranked Auburn on December 21. The Lady Tigers also defeated 16th-ranked N.C. State on January 5, at Raleigh, NC.